Sales Spotlight: 1983 Porsche 911 SC
Three years ago, you could have (potentially) jumped into an air-cooled Porsche 911 for under £10,000. It may not have been in perfect condition – far from it in many such cases – but if would have given you a taste for the luftgekühlt lifestyle on a minimal budget.
Fast-forward to the tail end of last year and the air-cooled Neunelfer market had gone berserk, with two years of month-on-month price rises, leaving the landscape looking somewhat different.
While Porsche 911 SCs may no longer be a sub-£10,000 entry point to the air-cooled market, the late Seventies/Early Eighties icon remains one of the cheapest (and best ways) to get behind the wheel of a classic Neunelfer, as shown by this example currently on offer at renowned specialist, Paul Stephens.
Built in 1983, it is one of the last 911 SCs to roll out of Zuffenhausen and, therefore, benefits from the more powerful 204bhp version of the SC’s 3.0-litre flat six engine.
Originally a ‘Sport’ model, this black-on-black Porsche 911 SC has, at some point in its life, been de-spoilered to provide a more classic silhouette, although the larger Fuchs alloys have, thankfully, been retained.
Supplied to a dealer in Ohio, Paul Stephen’s SC claims to have only completed 88,000 miles (making it relatively unused for a car of its age) however, the car is lacking the majority of its service history and the ad blurb points out this cannot be warrantied.
Despite this, Paul Stephens definitely knows what it is looking for what it comes to classic Porsche 911s (especially ones of this era) and therefore, vouches that this 911 SC example’s mileage does appear to be genuine thanks to the general lack of wear. In fact, it looks it pretty great condition to us.
As a left-hand drive car, it may not appeal to all UK buyers however, with a £37,995 price tag (a result of the lack of history), this represents a fantastic opportunity to get yourself in on the air-cooled act for sensible money.